Galle, Sri Lanka
Galle, before the Portuguese arrived in the 16th century was known as Gimhathiththa.
Galle Sri Lanka Attractions
Landmarks for this part-commercial, part-colonial city are the National Maritime Museum; a beautiful and luxurious hotel named Amangalla; a Shiva temple; a clock tower; Meera Mosque; as well as the Sinharaja Forest Reserve where you will see monkeys, all sorts of birds, and a variety of other types of wildlife. There is a 72-mile river, Gin River, which flows through the villages of Neluwa, Wakwella, Thelikada, Baddegama, and Nagoda. The Wakwella Bridge is built over this river, stretching nearly 500 feet.